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Africa Conservation

Volunteer on a game reserve to protect orphaned animals

Our values

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Sustainability

Ensuring tourism has a sustainability focus including animal and environmental conservation

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Trust

In our relationships with customers, suppliers and
 the communities that we visit

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Community

Building a vibrant travel community of like-minded individuals and corporations that believe in purpose-led experiences that benefit local communities

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Equality

Support for equality in all aspects of the business, employees, customers, suppliers and the community

Our impact

Our goal is to provide travel experiences that support long term sustainability in the communities that we visit

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We offer purpose-led travel experiences with a difference, sharing our passion for environmental and animal conservation. With our expert guides showing you the wonders of nature, we make sure you return home with unforgettable memories, while contributing towards helping protect these precious natural resources for future generations.

WhereNext Experiences aims to positively impact local communities by donating 1% of sales to environmental groups, supporting micro financing for developing countries, planting trees and of course the work of our volunteers in animal conservation and environmental protection.

Our charities

1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of our network. WhereNext Experiences is a member and will be donating 1% of sales to approved charities and activist groups to support environmental action.

One Tree Planted is a 501 charity with a mission to help global reforestation efforts. The organisation is built on a network of individuals, businesses, and schools who either donate monetarily or volunteer to help plant trees around the world. WhereNext Experiences will be planting trees for every experience booked with us.

Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. WhereNext Experiences is a proud Pledge 1% member and will be donating 1% of Product, 1% of Time and 1% of Profits to environmental charities.

More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. WhereNext Experiences is a proud Kiva Supporter and will be creating a fund for environmental and social projects in developing countries.

Our charities

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1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of our network. WhereNext Experiences is a member and will be donating 1% of sales to approved charities and activist groups to support environmental action.

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One Tree Planted is a 501 charity with a mission to help global reforestation efforts. The organisation is built on a network of individuals, businesses, and schools who either donate monetarily or volunteer to help plant trees around the world. WhereNext Experiences will be planting trees for every experience booked with us.

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Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. WhereNext Experiences is a proud Pledge 1% member and will be donating 1% of Product, 1% of Time and 1% of Profits to environmental charities.

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More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. WhereNext Experiences is a proud Kiva Supporter and will be creating a fund for environmental and social projects in developing countries.

Our story

WhereNext is a group of like-minded individuals with a deep love of travel. Started in the pandemic, the goal is to create a purpose-driven company that can offer life changing experiences for volunteers whilst also giving back to the local communities. We have taken inspiration from great companies, including Patagonia and Salesforce, who believe that business can be a great driver of change for the most important issues of our time.

One of the key reasons that inspired us to develop a volunteer travel company is the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) initiative that Salesforce provides as part of its Pledge 1% commitments. This program provides employees with 56 hours (7 days) of volunteer time off to use in a variety of ways, from supporting your local community by working in a food bank or teaching coding skills to kids and even going overseas to build houses or work in marine conservation.

Kids from Nepal eating lunch at a celebration

There are a few memories of these efforts that really stand out, in November 2019, a group of us went to Nepal to help the local NGO's to refurbish a women's refuge just outside of Kathmandu in Nepal. The local charity provided an oasis for women that had been trafficked into India. Our team helped to renovate, paint and clean the refuge to provide a more welcoming environment.

Another memorable experience was volunteering with the Giant Panda's at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base outside of Chengdu in China.

This bucket list experience provides funds for Panda research and local economic development. It was an unforgettable experience in rural China working with these beautiful animals.

The idea was born to combine a love of travel with animal conservation and sustainable tourism to build a values-based company. We have taken inspiration from Salesforce and Patagonia that prove that companies can provide a positive impact in the world.

The idea was born to combine a love of travel with animal conservation and sustainable tourism to build a values-based company. We have taken inspiration from Salesforce and Patagonia that prove that companies can provide a positive impact in the world.

Then the Pandemic

Then in early 2020 the pandemic hit and at first it seemed like a crazy time to start a travel company, however this strengthened our conviction to create a purpose-led business that will be able to help developing communities who have been so affected by the crisis.

The website and business is being developed for a launch late 2021 while we are lucky enough to be traveling around Australia avoiding the pandemic whilst visiting some of the remotest parts of the continent.

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